Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens

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Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens

B&H # NI185535GA2 MFR # 2170 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens / DX Format
  • 27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • One ED Glass and One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens from Nikon is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3.1x zoom range and is compatible with DX format Nikon DSLR cameras. This lens offers an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm and will conveniently cover everything from wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives, incorporating tight interiors to standard snap shots to portraiture. 

One Extra-low Dispersion glass element and one aspherical lens element correct chromatic and spherical aberrations for sharp, color-accurate imaging and Super Integrated Lens Coating enhances light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare. The Silent Wave Motor provides fast, precise and near-silent autofocus action which is particularly important when shooting video.

Versatile DX Format Zoom Lens
This lightweight DX format lens is an ideal everyday and travel lens with its compact form factor and versatile focal length range which is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm focal length in the 35mm format.
Optical Design
One ED glass element and one aspherical lens element provide high-resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
The improved SWM built into the lens offers smooth and quiet autofocus performance.
Rounded Diaphragm
The rounded 7-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
In the Box
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 18 - 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 38
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 76° - 28° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11" / 28 cm
    Magnification 0.31x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.8 x 2.9" / 7.11 x 7.37 cm
    Weight 7.41 oz / 210 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 3.7 x 3.6"

    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 431.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was great until it fell apart This lens came in my D70 kit. The optics were surprisingly good for a kit lens, exceeded my expectations time and time again. In fact, it was one of my best lenses yet (says a lot, considering others are Japanese built straight 2.8 Nikkors) on my D70 -- until it fell apart. I am VERY careful with my equipment but apparently exceeded the usage limit for this lens. Repeated zooming eventually caused something in the housing to give way, leading to the zoom mechanism getting jammed and eventually causing the rear element to FALL OUT! Not sure if this was just a defective lens or not, conflicted on whether or not to purchase it again. Optics are excellent, durability is questionable.
    Date published: 2010-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORTH 3X IT'S PRICE I just received this d40 and this lens wow! Nikon keeps doing over and over again. All I can say is for the money and applications, snapshots and vacation photos. This is a bargain.B & H wow I clicked through Ken Rockwell's site after reading the reviews. Ordered the d40 kit Tuesday night DELIVEREDno extra fee coast to coast Thursday morning. Expertise: 10 years advanced hobbyist occasional publication Problems Encountered: For the money NONE Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Canon film elan and consumer lenses. Nikon d70 50mm1.4 85mm 1.4 35mm2.0 bunches more Items I Recommend: anything
    Date published: 2007-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Money I use this lens for wide-angle sports team portraits. It also works well for church choir shots. I use this with both my D90 and D40. Indoors, I'd consider a 2.8 or a 1.8 lens, but for the price, this does the job if you are outdoors or have the ability to use a flash. This is my second 18-55 lens. I cracked part of the mounting ring on the first one after over 30,000 photos and about 2 years of weekly church, wedding, and sports abuse. The only problem I see with this lens is that it is easily identifiable as a standard kit lens. Other than that, if there aren't any hard core professionals around, this lens works great.
    Date published: 2009-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the money This lens is a good deal - it is sharp and easy to use. Its range is exactly what you want if you are doing travel photography, as it covers a focal length range that allows landscapes and architecture shots. Its best feature, in my book, is how light it is. When you are lugging a camera and paraphenalia around, every little saving in weight adds up towards the end of the day. I could use a faster minimum aperture, but so far I can manage with my monopod in low light situations. I also have the 18-200mm Nikkor as a standard fitting on my D300s, but this lens is starting to be used more and more when I don't need the extra telephoto range.
    Date published: 2012-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nikon lens period! Got this lens for my Nikon d40x and then sold it to get a more expensive lens nikkor 18-200 VR and soon found out that the 18-55, 55-200 VR combo performs a lot better in terms of sharpness, Ca's, distortions, basically everything except that I don't have VR from 18-55mm. This lens is really a big bang for the buck in terms of picture quality. I now sold my 18-200mm VR and my new 18-55mm is on the way! I could really care less about the construction as long as it gives me amazing pics Expertise: Semi-pro Previous Equivalent Item Owned: D40x, d80, d300, Nikon 18-200mm VR, 55-200mm VR, 70-300mm VR, 105mm micro VR, 50mm 1.8d, 18-55mm, 60mm micro, EDII, SB-400, SB-600, Items I Recommend: Nikon 70-300mm VR or 55-200mm VR lens
    Date published: 2008-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Notable macro performance Though the minimal focus distance is 28cm, the perspective at that setting (with 55mm focal length) looks as if you are viewing the subject from only 10-12 cm away, giving very good macro resolution. I found that some very popular and much more expensive lenses feature higher focal distance ranges but cannot rival this lens for macro photography. Great choice for first lens - even if you buy additional lenses later, you'll still want this one for macro.
    Date published: 2007-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good This little lens is awesome! Certainly perfect, but really nice. This actually surprised me as it turns out to be amazing at macro photography. It takes very good looking photos, and has incredible depth of field, even when it is fully extended and the aperture at f/5.6. It doesn't autofocus very quickly and the focus ring is a bit loose. I haven't had to change the lens much, so I'm not sure how the mount holds up. It doesn't zoom far, but the range it does zoom is pretty nice. It will take slightly wide-angled shots to slightly zoomed -in shots. Is it a pro-quality lens? No. But, is it the best entry-level kit lens you could ask for? I'd say so!
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice lens, but... I've worked with two of these lenses (one personal, one at work). Both have performed well, and I consider them to be good lenses for the price. However, one of them recently needed replacement. During normal use, the zoom ring locked up, and the aperature locked down. Upon closer inspection, the rear element of the lens had become displaced within the body of the lens. In looking at the reviews for this lens, I've found two other identical experiences described by users. My lens in question was about 7-8 years old, and had received moderate use over that time. So in summary, a good lens...but don't be surprised if it fails somewhere down the road.
    Date published: 2013-01-21
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